The Family Abuse Center offers a free, safe and confidential place for adults and children to begin to experience life without violence. Our profession staff listen, advocate and provide moral support to all those seeking our services. We offer counseling, transportation help, job and life skills education, and more.
Shelter- We provide a 24-hour emergency shelter for all victims of domestic violence. At the shelter, clients are provided with a private room, 3 meals per day, and direct access to all of our general services. In order to get more information or talk to someone about seeking our services, individuals may call our 24-hour hotline at 1-800-283-8401.
Legal Advocacy- We provide free legal services for all victims of domestic violence. Our legal advocates are available to residential, non-residential, and rural clients who reside within the seven counties we serve.
Counseling- We provide free counseling services for all victims of domestic violence. Our services are available to both adults and children who have been impacted by domestic violence.
Support Groups- We provide support groups and life skills classes for all of our clients. Support groups are facilitated by professionals and offer a place for clients to discuss different issues and topics such as domestic violence education, boundaries, self-esteem, financial planning, etc.
Case Management- When a new family enters the shelter, it can be a difficult and scary time for children of all ages. The Children’s Services Coordinator (CSC) or other children’s staff and interns will work with each family to help with the transition of living in the emergency shelter.
Evening Group Activities- Evening activity groups meet every evening from 7-8pm Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
Preventative Services- A representative from the children’s department is happy to present child abuse identification and prevention, domestic violence and children, and violence prevention information to schools, community groups or organizations.
Counseling- Each child over 5 is welcomed and encouraged to participate in receiving individual and group therapy by our counselor. There is a children’s counseling group that meets once a week during evening group time. Parents can requests counseling for their children and the CSC will make that referral.
Educational Arrangements- It has been shown that each time a student changes schools, they lose about six months academically. At Family Abuse Center, it is the CSC’s goal that all children are in a safe school within 24 business hours of their arrival at the shelter.
Rural Services: Just like our residential clients, individuals who live in rural areas and have been impacted by domestic violence are able to receive all of our general services free of charge. Many of our case managers and legal advocates are able to work together and travel into the rural counties in order to best serve our rural clients.